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[in-dok-truh-ney-shuh n] /ɪnˌdɒk trəˈneɪ ʃən/
the act of indoctrinating, or teaching or inculcating a doctrine, principle, or ideology, especially one with a specific point of view:
religious indoctrination.
Origin of indoctrination
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reindoctrination, noun Unabridged
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  • They devised a system of indoctrination unequaled by that of any other people.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • The period of indoctrination varies in length with the individuals.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • You will be screened now and taken to the indoctrination ward.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • They were comparatively new here, all these in this indoctrination ward.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • This indoctrination—you, the girl—you went crazy when I talked about dying—what—?

    The Victor Bryce Walton
Word Origin and History for indoctrination

1640s, noun of action from indoctrinate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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